Goshenite (White Beryl)
An affordable natural alternative; named after Goshen, Hampshire Co, Massachusetts, USA
This colorless member of the Beryl family is also known as Goshenite. It is named after Goshen, Hampshire County, Massachusetts where it was first described.
Interestingly, when the first eyeglasses were made in 13th century Italy they used either Beryl or Rock Crystal for lenses. Transparent glass still couldn’t be produced then.
White Beryl is a durable gemstone with a hardness of 7.5-8.0 on the Mohs Scale and can easily be used in all types of jewelry.
It is part of the Beryl family which comes in many colors – blue (Aquamarine), green (Emerald & Green Beryl), peach-pink (Morganite), yellow (Heliodor), colorless (White Beryl/Goshenite) and red (Bixbite from Utah).
We have many more shapes and sizes available in White Beryl – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
RI = 1.577 (+/-0.016) – 1.583 (+/-0.017)
SG = 2.72 (-0.05, +0.12)
Dispersion = 0.014
Hardness = 7.5-8
Highly suitable for use in jewelry
Colorless beryl is sometimes irradiated to yellow and other colors
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|White Beryl is also known as Goshenite and is from the same family of |
gemstones as Emerald and Aquamarine
It is an inexpensive, natural alternative to use when a colorless stone is desired
Calibrated up to 6mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
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